Newton Fund: Call for Applications – Newton Advanced Fellowship and Newton Mobility Grant

The British Academy has released details of the following funding opportunities from the Newton Fund:

Newton Advanced Fellowship
This fellowship supports mid-career group and network leaders in partner countries to develop their research with groups and networks in the UK; by supporting the development of a research community, strengthening research excellence and links between the UK and partner country and establishing long term professional links.  The partner countries are listed below, and these countries are offering similar opportunities for UK researchers wishing to visit:
– Brazil (in partnership with CONFAP)
– Mexico (in partnership with CONACYT)
– South Africa (in partnership with the National Research Foundation)
– Turkey (in partnership with TUBITAK)
Grants for these countries are offered up to a maximum of £37,000 for two years. Applications must be submitted using the British Academy’s Grant Management System by 17.00 (UK time) on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

For further information have a look here.

Newton Mobility Fund
This fund will strengthen the research capacity and capability of the partner country by facilitating training and skills transfer from the UK, as well as supporting excellent research and links between the UK and partner country and establishing long term professional links.  The partner countries are listed below, and these countries are offering similar opportunities for UK researchers wishing to visit:
– Brazil (in partnership with CONFAP)
– Mexico (in partnership with CONACYT)
– South Africa (in partnership with the National Research Foundation)
– Turkey (in partnership with TUBITAK)
Grants for these countries are offered up to a maximum of £10,000 for one year. Applications must be submitted using the British Academy’s Grant Management System by 17.00 (UK time) on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

For further information have a look here.

 

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Latest calls from the Newton Fund

The Newton Fund is helping the higher education sector to access funding for international research collaboration and applicants to connect with host institutions in the UK. The Newton Fund covers three broad activities:

•People: increasing capacity in science and innovation, individually and institutionally in partner countries.
•Research: research collaborations on development topics.
•Translation: creating collaborative solutions to development challenges and strengthening innovation systems

For all the latest calls from the Newton Fund, see the UUK website.

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New Newton Fund Calls!

departures by matt northam CC BY-NC-ND 2.0The Newton Fund has announced four new opportunities to fund international research collaboration:

British Council – Researcher Links WorkshopsThis will fund a cohort of UK and partner country early career researchers to take part in workshops to:

  • build research capacity in developing economies
  • build links for future collaboration
  • enhance the researchers’ career opportunities

Funding is intended as a “contribution” to the workshops. Staff time to organise and participate in the workshops will not be covered, and is expected to be contributed “in-kind”. Only a small lump sum of £2,000 can be requested to cover administrative costs related to the workshops. Partner countries eligible to participate are: Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey and Russia. Deadline: 13th July.

British Council – Researcher Links Travel Grants: Researchers based in the UK and one of the partner countries may apply to spend up to 6 months in a research institution, either in the UK (for the partner country researcher) or in the partner country (for UK based researchers). Partner countries are: Turkey and Vietnam. Maximum rates apply for various categories of travel costs, including subsistence, visa and insurance. Applicants should check the full guidance available at the link. Deadline: 13th July.

MRC – UK-Brazil Neglected Infectious Diseases PartnershipThis initiative will provide funding for collaborative research projects, focussed on neglected infectious diseases in Brazil. In total, up to £4.4m will be made available for this initiative. Up to £2.2m on the UK side (£2m from the MRC and £200k from the ESRC) with equivalent effort matched by the Brazilian funders. Full details on the scope of projects are available on the MRC website. Deadline: 1st July.

British Council – Newton-Bhabha PhD PlacementsThe programme will sponsor UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a period of their study (3 to 6 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions taking place between January 2016 and October 2016. The funding covers visa and economy airfare costs for the scholar, plus accommodation and stipend for the student. Deadline: 31st July.

If you are interested in applying for any of these opportunities, please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager in the first instance.

 

 

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Research funding opportunity – urban air pollution

The NERC and the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK (with input from the Newton Fund) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are investing in a strategic research programme on urban air pollution in the megacity Beijing and impacts on health. NERC, MRC and NSFC are inviting Expression of Interest applications for a call under this programme.

The programme is split into four themes:

  • sources and emissions of urban atmospheric pollution
  • processes affecting urban atmospheric pollution
  • exposure science and impacts on health
  • interventions and solutions.

All applications must be collaborations between UK and Chinese researchers and must be in English.

The closing date for applications: 8am on Friday 6 March 2015.

Further information can be found here.

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ESRC-AHRC-CASS International Centre Partnerships

A reminder of the call announced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)  to support China-UK International Centre Partnerships with the following aims:

  • Enable excellent international research collaboration between centres of excellence in the UK and China
  • Support the development of ambitious joint research agendas and stimulate the development of international and interdisciplinary collaborative research proposals
  • Promote mobility and develop capacity, thus contributing to the development of an internationally networked cohort of researchers who have the skills to work globally
  • Enhance pathways to international impact

Funding for this initiative is being supplied by the Newton Fund which is aimed at developing science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries

Further information including eligibility and how to apply can be accessed here.

The closing date is 16.00 (GMT) on 5 March 2015.

 

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Newton Fund Conference – 21 October 2014

The UK Government’s Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries. The fund will grant £75 million each year from 2014 for 5 years.As part of the International Unit’s commitment to help keep the sector up to date with details of the Newton Fund, they are hosting a one day Conference on the Fund which will be held on the 21st October at the UUK offices in central London.

The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Newton Fund, from its high level objectives to the type of activities it will support, as well as the requirements for participation.

Speakers will include senior representatives from BIS as well as each of the delivery partners in the UK.  The event will also include breakout sessions providing details of how the scheme will operate in individual countries.

To register for the event see the International Unit’s website.

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Keep up to date with the Newton Fund for International Development

The Newton Fund has been up and running since April and announcements are now picking up pace with a series of fresh funding calls on science partnerships between the UK and its 15 partner countries.

The £375 million international research programme has an official website, but the UK Higher Education International Unit (one of the Fund’s Delivery Partners) has taken up the role of information hub with its own dedicated Newton Fund webpage. The website will list all of the latest calls from the various research partnerships and offers regular email updates.

See the  Newton Fund Webpage for further details.

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